ECONOMY & NATION


Moneylife Digital Team 09 November 2010
Natural calamities that have occurred in Asia recently will create some pressure on prices till the end of December, according to the investment banker Investment bank Goldman Sachs has said that it expects steel prices to remain under pressure till the end of this year due to adverse weather...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 November 2010
It expects to generate Rs40 billion from its planned follow-on public offer; admits that a few of its urban projects have been held up due to resistance from locals Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, the government-run entity which controls nearly 95% of India's inter-state and inter-regional...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 November 2010
The commodity market, except the crude oil has already discounted the US Fed’s move to buyback the debt from banks and so far have remained flat. Commodity prices are not likely to witness a great momentum in the long-term following the US Federal Reserve's (the Fed) $600-billion...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu 04 November 2010
After it palms off its loss-making subsidiaries to foolish strategic investors, what can stop NDTV from becoming a sick company? NDTV reported a net loss of Rs34.27 crore for September quarter this year, on an operational income of Rs65.65 crore. This is not surprise. After all, it had reported...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 November 2010
Affordable housing was in great demand during the global recession, but subsequent economic recovery led to change of attitude among developers. However, not all is lost, as some developers are still pursuing affordable housing projects and have some major plans lined up "Affordable houses for...

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Sharad Matade 04 November 2010
The price of zinc as well its inventory levels and global production is rising. Despite the depreciation of the US dollar, analysts feel that zinc prices will remain below $2,550 level. Even as zinc prices had hit a 10-month high of $2,600 per tonne last week, prices will remain below or at...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 03 November 2010
Besides banks and other financial institutions, CIBIL is looking towards telecom, insurance and MFIs as potential business opportunities Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd (CIBIL) has said that it is looking to expand its business by tapping new avenues and is in talks with telecom and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 November 2010
The action on the credit card front has been quiet so far. With HDFC Bank having become the largest card issuer and the banking behemoth SBI announcing a major expansion plan, a fresh battle may be brewing India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has announced its intention to put its...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 November 2010
Analysts feel that the small hike in short-term lending and borrowing rates will not hurt the realty sector as buyers are more concerned over skyrocketing property prices rather than rising interest rates The hike in the short-term lending and borrowing rates by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 02 November 2010
In the race to make the fastest buck, foreign exchange trading has become all the rage now. But there are a number of pitfalls in currency trades Over the past few years, a number of investors have become disillusioned because of poor returns from various instruments. This, coupled with...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 October 2010
It has been more than a decade now that private insurance players have been trying to gain a foothold in the market. But despite tying up with global leaders and having some of the best brains on board, private insurers seem to be headed nowhere    Private sector insurers are witnessing rapid...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 October 2010
New Delhi: Advertising spend in India in the 12- month period ended June this year stood at $6.7 billion (around Rs29,727 crore) across mainstream media, posting the highest annual growth rate of 28% in the Asia Pacific region, reports PTI quoting a survey. The Nielsen Company's survey that...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 October 2010
Indian retail lending is picking up momentum again after past mistakes. According to IDFC, the segment is likely to grow at a 29% CAGR over FY10-FY12 to a whopping Rs4.2 lakh crore India's retail loan segment is making a comeback of sorts with a changed business model and limited competition....

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Sharad Matade 28 October 2010
Current prices are hovering around $8,500/tonne due to the skewed demand-supply equation, but analysts feel that this rate may not be sustainable, and prices may well dip to $7,500/tonne in the coming months Copper prices may touch their all-time high of $8,930/tonne as the dollar continues to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 October 2010
The Rs280 crore that the poultry group is planning to pay for Blackburn Rovers isn’t exactly chicken feed for the company. At the end of the last fiscal, Venky’s had a cash balance of only Rs10 crore. How will it cross this road? Indian poultry firm Venky's Ltd, the flagship company of...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 27 October 2010
It is learnt that the microfinance company feels that going to the EGM will only lead to washing of more dirty linen in public. The sacked CEO may also not prefer staying on the board of the company After unceremoniously sacking its CEO, Suresh Gurumani, the board of directors of SKS...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 October 2010
During the past two quarters, property prices were being jacked up by various builders across the metropolis. However, customers are not biting, and realty prices may be in for a correction in the months ahead Finally, prospective homebuyers can heave a sigh of relief. In the second quarter,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 October 2010
Belying market expectations, pharmaceutical companies have turned in a mediocre performance for the September quarter The pharmaceuticals industry is expected to deliver a sturdy performance as growth prospects remain strong, say analysts. Domestic growth is expected to be around 15%-20%....

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William Gamble William Gamble 25 October 2010
China, the world’s largest producer of rare earths, has been intervening in the mining and production of these commodities in order to jack up prices. While a few rare earth metals have seen a spike in values, it looks like the invisible hand will eventually triumph over state-sponsored...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale  and   Devarajan Mahadevan 25 October 2010
With the availability of high bandwidth 3G networks and increasing smartphone penetration, telecom players will have to gear up to embrace m-commerce in a big way. Else, the sector might well become a sunset industry The Indian telecom industry is at a crossroads. Unless it opts for...

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